Cinema Chat: National Cinema Day Celebration, “The Good Boss”, “Honk for Jesus”. Save your soul”, and more
SATURDAY IS NATIONAL CINEMA DAY!
Get $3.00 movie tickets at the Michigan Theater and State Theater for this national celebration!!
Ann Arbor’s historic downtown theaters celebrate National Movie Day on Saturday, September 3, with inexpensive tickets to all of its films. The discount applies to all tickets, Michigan Theater Foundation officials said in an email. The event is hosted by the National Association of Theater Owners and will include select $3 concessions. Local multiplexes also take part in this national film festival.
OPENING THIS WEEK
“The Good Boss” — OPENS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 IN THE STATE
A Spanish company producing industrial scales in a Spanish provincial town awaits an imminent visit from a committee that holds its fate in its own hands to find out if it deserves a local business excellence award. Everything must be perfect when the time comes. Working against the clock, company owner Blanco (JAvier Bardem) makes every effort to address and resolve issues with its employees, crossing every conceivable boundary in the process.
“Honk for Jesus. Save your soul” — OPENS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 IN THE STATE
A satirical comedy starring Regina Room as Trinitie Childs – the proud first lady of a Southern Baptist megachurch, who, along with her husband, Pastor Lee-Curtis Childs (Sterling K. Brown), once served a congregation in the tens of thousands. But after a scandal forces their church to temporarily close, Trinitie and Lee-Curtis must reopen their church and rebuild their congregation to make the biggest comeback commodified religion has ever seen.
SPECIAL SCREENINGS DOWNTOWN
An evening inside “Bedroom” with Greg Sestero — PLAYS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 AT 7:30 PM IN MICHIGAN
Live at the Michigan Theater, Greg Sesterothe man who survived “The Room,” starred in the hit cult classic “The Room,” and New York Times bestselling author of Oscar-nominated “The Disaster Artist.”
At 7:30 p.m., before the movie, there will be an extensive Q&A with Greg and a special behind-the-screen documentary on the making of “The Room” (only available during these special events!) as well as a meet and greet and possibility of welcome and autographs with Greg from 6:30 p.m.!
“Casablanca” – PLAYS FROM FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 TO MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 IN STATE
Let’s celebrate the return of the students and the 80th anniversary of the film! Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henrid, Pierre Lorre – the most classic of classic films kicks off the rituals of the fall semester.
“The First Degree” – PLAY SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 AT 7:30 PM IN MICHIGAN
Celebrate the rediscovery of the long thought lost film of the silent era. This special screening will feature a live performance of a new score commissioned by Chicago Experimental
NT Live: “The madness of the straight line” — THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 AT 7:30 PM IN MICHIGAN
Ralph Fiennes leads the cast as Robert Moses, the controversial public servant whose programs and designs have influenced New York’s infrastructure for decades.
“The Rocky Horror Picture Show” – THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27 IN MICHIGAN
In this cult classic, lovers Brad and Janet are stuck with a flat tire during a storm and discover the strange mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter. As their innocence is lost, they come across a house full of wild characters. Featured with a live ‘shadow cast’ scene by The Leather Medusas. Costumes are encouraged!
“Nosferatus” — PLAY ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30 IN MICHIGAN
In this classic silent horror flick, the mysterious Count Orlok summons Thomas Hutter to his remote castle in Transylvania. After Orlok reveals his vampire nature, Hutter struggles to escape the castle, knowing his wife Ellen is in grave danger. Silent film with live organ accompaniment.
NT Live: “Frankenstein” — PLAY ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 31 AT 7:30 PM IN MICHIGAN
Directed by the Academy Award® winner Danny Boylethis production of “Frankenstein” sees Benedict Cumberbatch like Victor Frankenstein and his creation and Johnny Lee Miller also like Victor Frankenstein and his creation.
Cinema Made in Italy (in Michigan)
Tribute to Italian cinema – Film & Food Festival (at the State)
Dr. Alithea Binnie (Tilda Swinton) is an academic – satisfied with life and a creature of reason. While attending a conference in Istanbul, she meets a Djinn (Idris Elba) who offers him three wishes in exchange for his freedom. This poses two problems. First, she doubts he’s real and second, because she’s a specialist in history and mythology, she knows all the cautionary tales of wishes gone wrong. The Djinn pleads his case by telling him fantastic stories from his past. Eventually, she is seduced and makes a wish that surprises them both. From the acclaimed writer/director george miller (“MadMax”).
It is a 2022 American black comedy horror film directed by Halina Reijn in his English debut. movie stars Amandla Stenberg, Maria Bakalova, Myha’la Herrold, Chase Sui Wonders, Rachel Sennott, Lee Paceand pete davidson. It premiered at South by Southwest on March 14, 2022, and received generally positive reviews from critics, who praised the humor, satire, and cast performances, particularly those of Sennott.
When a group of twenty-somethings find themselves stranded in a remote mansion during a hurricane, a board game that goes very, very wrong ends with a corpse on the floor and fake friends at every turn as they try to find the killer among them.
It is a 2022 internationally co-produced documentary film directed by Alex Pritz. It follows a young indigenous man struggling against farmers and settlers encroaching on a protected area of the Amazon rainforest. Shot on location in Brazil from 2018 to 2020, the film uses almost exclusively primary on-location sources, including footage produced directly by the local indigenous tribe. Acclaimed filmmaker Darren Aronofsky serves as a producer. The film had its world premiere at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival on January 22, 2022. Critics praised its cinematography as well as the authentic portrayal of the tension between indigenous peoples and settlers in contemporary Brazil.
A 2022 American crime drama written and directed by John Patton Ford. It premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 24, 2022. Emily (Place Aubrey) is burdened with student debt and excluded from the labor market due to a minor criminal record. Desperate to earn an income, she takes a sleazy job as a “dummy shopper”, buying goods with stolen credit cards provided by a handsome and charismatic middleman named Youcef (Theo Rossi). Faced with a series of dead-end job interviews, Emily soon finds herself seduced by the quick money and illicit thrills of black market capitalism, and increasingly interested in her mentor Youcef. Together they hatch a plan to take their business to the next level in Los Angeles.
A 2022 American science fiction horror film written, directed, and co-produced by Jordan Pele under its Monkeypaw Productions banner. It features Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmerand steven yeun. The plot follows the inhabitants of a remote town who witness a mysterious and anomalous event.
After random objects falling from the sky with the mysterious ability to affect human and animal behavior, ultimately results in the death of their father. Rancher siblings OJ and Emerald Haywood attempt to capture video evidence of an unidentified flying object with the help of tech salesman Angel Torres and documentarian Antlers Holst.
A 2021 American mockumentary directed by Dean FleischerCampwho co-wrote the screenplay with Jenny Slate and Nick Paley. It is based on the 2010 short of the same name written by Slate and Fleischer-Camp. Slate reprises his voice role as Marcel, an anthropomorphic shell living with his grandmother Connie. Rosa Salazar, Thomas Mannand Isabelle Rossellini also star. The film premiered at the Telluride Film Festival. Marcel is an adorable, inch-tall seashell who leads a colorful existence with his grandmother Connie and their pet, Alan. Once part of a sprawling community of seashells, they now live alone as the sole survivors of a mysterious tragedy. But when a documentary filmmaker discovers them in the clutter of his Airbnb, the short film he uploads brings Marcel millions of passionate fans, as well as unprecedented dangers and new hope of reuniting with his long-lost family. long time. A beloved character makes his big screen debut in this hilarious and heartwarming story about finding connection in every corner.
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